Whether it was good or bad, that was the day, and you have to let it go.
You get to keep acting on the feelings you had just moments before. You don’t have to psych yourself up for the scene. You can just go off what you were already feeling.
Communication feels like it should be the simplest thing, but it’s not. Sometimes you don’t even understand what you’re feeling. You don’t know how to put that into words, so how are you suppose to tell the person you love that you’re upset.
Being in the moment is the best thing I can do.
We all get frustrated and we all get angry, especially being young. We’re happy so quickly, we’re mad so quickly, and everything is just flowing so fast.
One of the hardest things I’ve had to learn is to let it go. At the end of the show or the end of the rehearsal day to just take a deep breath and say, “Alright, that was it. That was the day.”
Theratre is not like like in film and TV, where you have to stop and go back and keep redoing the same three pages for two hours. You get to go through the whole 80 pages of the script, which is incredible. You get to keep acting on the feelings you had just moments before. You don’t have to psych yourself up for the scene. You can just go off what you were already feeling.
I’m a perfectionist, so it’s hard for me to just accept that that I can’t keep working until it’s perfected. But I’m learning, I’m growing as a human in that way.
When I was younger, I didn’t have any aspirations to be an actress.
Sometimes I think too much, or sometimes I don’t think enough as the character. Sometimes you just miss a moment, or sometimes you hear something that a character’s saying that you haven’t heard before and you react differently.
I have a rebellious teenage thing. If my mom says I can’t do it, I’m gonna do it. But I’m pretty good. That’s why it was fun to play Sam in The Bling Ring. I got to be someone crazy and wild to the extreme, then go home and relax and get rid of the burden.
I get scared easily, so I’m not one for just sitting down with a bowl of popcorn and watching horror stories. But, I mean, I’m learning more. Maybe one day I’d like to be able to watch them.
To be honest, I didn’t have any expectations. I really didn’t know what to expect. What I was most nervous about was the repetition of doing it over and over and over again. Does that get stale? How do you keep it fresh? Then I realized it’s always new because you get to keep playing the next moment.
I really didn’t know much about theater. After I signed on, I started reading a lot of Sam Shepard plays just to brush up on my history and do some research.
I don’t have much to compare it to because I really didn’t know much about theater. After I signed on, I started reading a lot of Sam Shepard plays just to brush up on my history and do some research. What’s great is that Sam’s been here and he’s been in rehearsals with us. Sometimes you don’t even notice him come in; he’s just sitting there in the theater seats watching you.
I can’t just watch a horror movie and leave it at that. The scary parts just stick with me. It kind of infiltrates my brain and sometimes I can’t sleep at night, so usually I don’t go and voluntarily watch one.